Prayer for the Oceans
Understander of our living,
Forgiver of our failings,
Inspirer of our best efforts,
Encourager of our fearful selves,
We think of the oceans, seas, lakes, wetlands, rivers, creeks, waterholes, of our lives.
Their essential place in our very survival.
We conjure their beauty in calm and tempest.
We eat their produce from necessity and delight.
All this we know, and more, and yet we foul our own splendour, food source and playground.
It is costly in time and effort and lost income to protect our environment.
Again, it is often a “why me….they don’t do it…..Why should I have to pick up other’s rubbish…
Environmentalists, Activists, Lawmakers, children planting trees, dairy farmers understanding their cows must be shifted, Clean up Australia Day, not buying plastic bags, picking up others discarded polystyrene are all necessary ingregients for the world we want to survive.
Help us to find the like-minded people, the sacrificial souls, the energy-filled campaigners, the struggling causes, the visionaries who not only plumb the deep with new technology, but save the planet in sometimes tiny acts.
Encourage us to love,
in Jesus name we ask it, Amen.
18 June 2017